Dress Your Car for the Holidays


I remember seeing this sort of thing a lot as a boy growing up in Holland. Rarely do I see such displays here. Is it because grills are smaller than they used to be? In the Easy and Elegant Life’s alternate universe, Christmas wreaths would bedeck most front doors and most certainly hang from most hood ornaments, religious affiliations permitting.

Do, or can, you decorate your vehicle for the holidays?

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12 Responses to Dress Your Car for the Holidays

  1. Oooo I put one on our Explorer every year – thanks for reminding me to get a new one!

  2. Turling says:

    I see that quite often here in Southern California. I’m surprised I haven’t seen on already for this year.

  3. Karena says:

    I have not done this for awhile and I have a wreath that would work fine!

  4. Skip says:

    I totally forgot about this. Thanks for the idea!

  5. armod says:

    I think it’s illegal in western australia (where I used to live) so the thought hadn’t ever crossed my mind. in the northern hemisphere there shouldn’t be any reason not to as the air is cooler and blocking the radiator a small amount wouldn’t put your car in danger of overheating.

    I’m enjoying seeing the decorations as I drive around. perhaps I’ll hang a wreath on my car too

  6. I’m not too keen on the decorated car…at least not for my car.

  7. Skip, welcome. They look great. I just bought one for Mrs. E.’s station wagon.

  8. Reggie says:

    I put a small wreath on the grill of my Land Rover. Augments the Yale, Vassar, National Trust, and Nantucket stickers…

  9. Brian says:

    We put one on the SUV, but not on the cars. Might not be as popular now since most cars don’t have hood ornaments.

  10. toad says:

    Your photo looks like my car. Where you have to draw the line is pine roping
    festooned through the roof rack.

  11. Paula says:

    Unfortunately, in our climate and when the snow is really piling up, our streets get so disgustingly murky that a pretty little evergreen wreath would end up with a crusty coating of a sand, gravel, and snow on it and barely be visible. Love the idea as long as the wreath is not an artificial one.

  12. Toad, agreed. But I hate to miss the opportunity to use the word “festooned.”

    Paula, an interesting point. I hadn’t thought about artificial vs. real wreathes.

    What does everyone use?

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